One article from this week’s media that struck me with its facts came from Dr. Flavia Bustreo and is called, “Ten Top Health Issues for Women’s Health Globally”. The main point of this reading is to inform people around the world what health issues women struggle with the most around the world. One thing that struck me the most was the fact that the reading mentioned that there are 222 million women around the world who aren’t getting the access they need to contraception. This article has meaning to my life because I have had access to contraception since I was 16 years old, just to help control my acne, I cannot imagine that there are 222 million young girls struggling with sexual and reproductive health and even hormonal acne, that cannot get the help they need because they don’t have access to contraception services near where they live.
The second reading that I am going to be writing about is called “What are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?” The main points of this reading include the development of sustainable development goals or SDGs, to help make the world a better place. Something that struck me was the fact that there are little things we can all do on a daily basis to help support these SDGs and make them more possible. This reading relates to global events around the world because there are currently places around the world that are struggling with climate change and are being affected by massive wildfires; there are also many places around the world that do not have access to clean water and sanitation and would benefit greatly from both of those things.
The two readings that are mentioned above, support each other because, the first reading talks about health issues for women around the world and the second reading that I am writing about talks about Sustainable Development Goals to help end poverty, protect the planet and make sure that all citizens have peace and prosperity. Other readings from this week’s module connect to the readings mentioned above because they are speaking about basic human rights and explaining what human rights means to citizens of different countries who may not know. In reading 1.2, there was a quote mentioned that was said at the 1993 UN Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, “Women’s rights are human rights” and I strongly believe this because women around the world do not have access to basic medications or sanitation products that they need on a daily basis.
1.2 Why Use a Human Rights Lens to Study Women's Global Health Issues? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1369235/pages/1-dot-2-why-use-a-human-rights-lens-to-study-womens-global-health-issues?module_item_id=10085461
Bustreo, F. (2016, January 4). Ten top issues for women's health. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/life-course/news/commentaries/2015-intl-womens-day/en/
The Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World - United Nations Sustainable Development. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction/